8 November 2004
Today's Topic: Discuss Robinson
Edwin Arlington Robinson is often considered a forerunner of mondernist poetry. He was a master of traditional forms (such as the sonnet), but his attitude towards life is probably easily discernable to a present-day audience.
Like most poets, Edwin Arlington Robinson writes for the ear. He is supposed to have disliked his own name because it reminded him of the sound of someone kicking a can down a flight of stairs.
[There will be about three or four more selections... I'd like to give the student presenters a chance to select their own texts.]
Two short academic articles, available online through EBSCOHost. Your STW teacher should have taught you how to access articles through the library's database, but if not, a librarian will be able to help. Print them out, and bring copies to class with you.
Title: ROBINSON'S THE MILL , By: Locklear, Glorianna, Explicator, 00144940, Spring93, Vol. 51, Issue 3 (Database: Academic Search Elite)
Title: ROBINSON'S MR. FLOOD'S PARTY , By: Loges, Max L., Explicator, 00144940, Winter2000, Vol. 58, Issue 2 (Database: Academic Search Elite)